New build 2k system

So ive picked out some items and im looking to where i can save some money and maybe get a better type of cpu cooler. I dont know much about the cpu coolers that are available. also the power supply? is it to much if i plan on getting another video card later down the road?

Also if you think i can use something thats not on this list let me know. 2k is not the only amount i have but i dont want to spend to much more :pt1cable:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129023
DVD RW 24.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025
Case 69.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
hard drive 69.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005125
monitor 249.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130478
video card 269.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271001
sound card 89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
power supply 149.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145222
memory 94.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131351
mobo 328.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
cpu 288.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488
windows vista 99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
compound grease 8.99

total 1745.89
tax 161.49
shipping 39.02
total total 1946.40
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  1. This cpu cooler comes well recommended

    Xigmatek Dark Knight $40

    Spend an extra $5 and get the WD black

    WD Black 640gb $75

    That graphics card definitely does not need an 850W power supply

    Corsair 650W PSU $95 - More than enough for a single card

    Corsair 750W PSU $120 - Enough power and 4x PCI-E connectors if you plan on adding a 2nd card later for sli

    In my opinion, you could ditch the sound card. Onboard sound is plenty good for most purposes
    If you wanted to save a few bucks, you could go for DDR3-1333 memory, its not slower by a noticeable amount
  2. I agree with irkjab that 850W is useless unless you plan to add another GPU
  3. This is a good cooler for LGA 1366:

    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007
  4. If you get the Xigmatek Dark Knight, which is an excellent cooler, also the get the bolt-on kit. Push pins are a pain.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233027
  5. evongugg said:
    If you get the Xigmatek Dark Knight, which is an excellent cooler, also the get the bolt-on kit. Push pins are a pain.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233027


    No - the dark knight comes with the both through kit for LGA 775/1366.
    You do not need to purchase it separately.
  6. I'm not a rocket scientist but I'm going to guess seeing how the OP has a x58 board in his build, a gtx 275, and a 850w psu that he's leaving the door open for SLI later on down the road. Why am I the only one on this thread that see's this ...or should I post a link to a 550w psu ?
  7. why_me, yes thats what im thinking. what do you think about the psu being 850 overkill or needed?
  8. darthwiz67 said:
    why_me, yes thats what im thinking. what do you think about the psu being 850 overkill or needed?


    Not at all. If you had gtx 260's in SLI then the 750w would do just fine. For gtx 285's you want a 850w. Seeing how the gtx 275 sits right in between those two cards power consumption wise, I would say better to go high then low. 850w seems to be the perfect choice for this build.
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